Childhood Cancer


Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a cancer that develops from the cells that normally develop into skeletal muscles. RMS commonly occurs in the head and neck, urinary and reproductive organs, arms and legs or chest and abdomen. There are several types of RMS including: embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, anaplastic rhabdomyosarcoma and undifferentiated sarcoma. 

Latest Rhabdomyosarcoma grants

Alejandro Sweet-Cordero, MD & Maximillian Diehn, MD/PhD (Stanford University), Principal Investigator
The Regents of the University of California San Francisco
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2016
David Largaespada, PhD, Principal Investigator
University of Minnesota
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2016
Neetu Gupta, PhD & Peter Anderson, MD, Principal Investigator
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2016

Latest Rhabdomyosarcoma blog posts

July 14, 2016

At Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, we are all about kids helping kids

Childhood cancer hero, Ishani Sathianathan drew this amazing picture of her front yard lemonade stand. Ishani is a survivor of Stage 3 alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, the most common soft tissue cancer in children. She is also a long-time ALSF stand host! This summer, join kids like Ishani and host a front yard lemonade stand. Share Ishani’s picture and invite other families to join in the lemonade fun as well!

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And don’t forget to share your pictures with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

About Monthly Shareables:
You can help Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation raise awareness of the need for childhood cancer research and cures for all children! Each month, we will share a new "shareable," an image for you to share with your social media network. Every time we start a conversation about childhood cancer, we bring ourselves closer to cures.

How To Share:
Sharing is easy! Links to the shareable on Facebook and Twitter are on the tabs below. Simply click on each tab and share, like and favorite! Thank you for helping ALSF fund innovative, cutting-edge childhood cancer research.